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Michael Jordan’s Correct Statement Regarding “Super Teams”

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You know, it has been a long time since I have been genuinely interested in a basketball game.

When going into the season, you already know who your final four teams will be, why play an entire season?

Is it to scout other players for those few super teams?

Michael Jordan spoke out on the rise of the “super team”, referring to the other teams as “garbage” in a statement.

Never has someone been so spot on.

If you go back to the days when Jordan dominated the court, he didn’t ask the likes of Gary Payton or Shawn Kemp to jump ship and join the Chicago Bulls. He won his championships with a true roster of interchangeable parts and very good players. Jordan was not surrounded by superstars. He had Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen by his side and dismantle teams one by one like a set of dominoes. Karl Malone and John Stockton didn’t attempt to recruit soemone like Hakeem Olajuwon to create a super team to compete with Jordan.

Those were the competitive days.

Even in the early 2000’s when you had Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal dominate the league, they didn’t create a super team. Guys like Rick Fox, Samaki Walker and Derek Fisher were their go to’s.

Even though Jordan, did not say it, he knows the blame in regards to the creation of super teams is LeBron James.

The day James realized he couldn’t win a championship the way Jordan did, he decided to jump ship and join Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in Miami. That set the tone for the likes of Kevin Durant to jump to Golden State and people such as David West to take veteran’s minimum deals to near guarantee a championship.

How does this help the league?

It’s as if those other teams are just minor league clubs for the four or five elite teams.

How is that right?

That is complete garbage, just as Michael Jordan said.


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